Is there a growing migrant crisis on the US-Mexico border?

President Joe Biden’s administration has been facing criticism for apparent secrecy over detention center conditions on the southern US border. Pictures have emerged that show immigrant children at a center huddled together in crowded rooms.

A group of 57 immigrants, most of them from Central America, just crossed the border between Mexico and the US and they have been caught by the authorities. Once on US-soil they are looking for the Border Patrol – not only because they are tired, thirsty and hungry – but also because they want to start the asylum process as soon as possible.

A short distance from the natural border – the river – comes the unfinished fence, that makes up one third of the over 3100km southern border.